I came across these works from 2003. These are from a series of works created by Marty Ackley and me. The works explore our relationships with corporations or memories of them through shopping. The works are 20" x 26" acrylic, archival marker, and pencil on hot press Cougar paper.
Here are two of the twenty or so unique poters I made for Union Pool. The posters are marker transfers with Sanford Marks-a-lot sticks adding red, white and black to the purple tints of the transfer. Pencil is also utilized on the fancy art paper posters. Each one is signed and numbered.
I will post all of them soon and plan to be at the show to enjoy the noise. Body/Head
Please come and listen, imbibe, inhale for the tenth annual....
Holly Jolly Sabbath
Ten years ago on a cold November night, Chuck told of a memory from his childhood.
During the Christmas season, his parets would motor off to holiday parties and leave him at home to his own devices.
Chuck was around fifteen or so and had recently discovered two new things: Marijuana and the recently released first record by Black Sabbath.
Chuck decided to turn down all the lights in the house, save the Christmas tree. He pulled a little shoebox from under his bed rolled a joint and dropped the record onto the turntable. He enjoyed it so much that he began repeating this ritual each time his parents made off to another party.
This seemed like a holiday tradition worth repeating and embracing and so the Holly Jolly Sabbath was born.
Some simple rules were laid down to make for a pretty no nonsense holiday.
1. It should always fall on the Sunday before Christmas
2. A Christmas Tree should provide the light
3. A mulled wine should be made
4. All the Black Sabbath records should be listened to in chronological order
The party promises to be a little stranger this year, because it falls so close to the 25th.
Next Sunday the 23rd at The Center for the Advancement of Contemporary Art
on the second floor of 700 Lorimer St. at the corner of Frost St.
The Black Sabbath will ring in another group of people's ears.
Artist Jef Scharf has devised a process that can take a drawing to film, then to a screen and finally to print, on paper, a shirt, a table - whatever. The process depends on a silk-screen box named Shirley T and an exposure box for screens named Rose Louise. (No, I don't know why; if you take the class, you can ask.) In the class he will teach at Arts Collinwood, students begin by making drawings which are collected, scanned and cobbled into a single film for screen burning, which takes about two hours for exposing and washing out the screen (probably tedious for children, says Jef, but "adults and scientists" would enjoy it." Then the image is printed, on whatever the chosen medium is, and hung to dry until . . . everyone goes home. A bundle of t-shirts have been generously donated by Gallery Wolfy Part II for the workshop. A limited number of shirts will be available for class participants to keep. Shirley T and Rose Louise will take up permanent residence at Arts Collinwood, to be used whenever someone is inspired to do another workshop. This one is funded by an Artists in Residence grant, thanks to the Kresge and Ford foundations, and supported by Arts Collinwood, CPAC, NSDC, LINC, Zygote Press, Bruce Edwards, Pat Deering and J.C. Shirley T in action!
People are encouraged to bring ideas for the shirts that we could execute and expose on some screens. think light ink on black shirts.
The workshop will begin at 10am and go until 4pm with a 30 minute break around 12:30 or so. Free!
The mobile print press named Shirley T is almost complete. The prototype will be featured at the Ingenuity Fest this weekend. She might be printing but most likely looking good. The exposure unit named Rose Louise will be
done shortly. She awaits her internal lights.
Some images of the installation at Spaces Gallery. Please see Why Empty Stores? at euclidsquaremall.blogspot.com for more.
The drawings are by a visitor to the exhibit. The viewer was moved to pick up a pen for display purposes only and draw on a work. I suppose I will always be a collaborator and I can not and will not be disappointed that I inadvertently made an interactive piece.
It has been a year to the day since I left Kayrock Inc. and it was great to be ask to emergency design a flyer the Vampire Blues Records Record release. The show will be well worth attending and you can pick up a copy of Bury the Kings by Chris Lee. The cover was designed around a picture that I took in the time that I have spent exploring and creating as an Artiste again. The picture on the cover is of a mural that can be found on the outside of Gostilna at Knezak. The logo for the Vampire Blues is a tracing of all the developed photographs of the mural for the Chris Lee album art by me. It is, of course, a nod to Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division. The J.D.U.K.layout was done by Peter Saville and the source material was a printout of the flashes produced by the CP1919 pulsar. Thanks to Chris & Steve for trusting my meandering design sensibilities.
There are 74 cut paper stencil pieces and 32 drawings along with a giant banner. Please come see this amazing work. The show has been featured by the Tremont Art Walk and beautiful cards can be picked up all over town with a reproduction of "Under a Tree". Works can be previewed for the show upon request.